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-ins and armed muggings lately. >>> bart is stepping up security in san francisco and oakland to help make holiday shoppers feel safer. in oakland, bart police will team up with oakland police from 4:00 to 8:00 tomorrow night. more bart police will be patrolling downtown san francisco stations as well. >>> the mother of a missing teenager from morgan town spoke out today. as sierra lamar's accused killer was given more charges. his hair has grown out, and he's lost weight since he was first arrested. he's accused of trying to kidnap throw different women from safeway parking lots in morgan hill. although he was 17 at the time, he is being charged as a an adult. the body of sierra lamar has never been found. today, her mother had this message for her suspected killer. >> i hope that and that with the holidays, the accused will feel the pressure and find it in his heart to come forward with the information necessary to locate sierra. >>> there is word tonight that the man accused of setting fire to the law office of the mayor of vallejo was found competent it stand trite trial. the judge mad
rain. we'll continue to move the mass around, show you the coverage out toward san francisco and oakland just outside of our station area. you can see light rain pushing back into the region. this has been a development over the past half hour to 45 minutes. up to the north bay here you can't pick out some of the coverage as well targeting parts of sonoma county. nothing too major but i do expect the rainfall to pick up as we head into overnight hours. this is radar showing you where it is snowing just to the east of cloverdale. we'll move the maps and show you the flurries off mount hamilton. i will let you know where the dry part of the weekend forecast will be. >>> rainwater and run off fill reservoirs to capacity. the is santa clara water reservoirs will begin releasing water. people who live around the reservoir say they are surprised how quickly the water rose. >> in the last few storms we had it really rose quickly and it's full. it's going over the spill ways now. >> reporter: the spill ways are designed more much more water. but they notified people downstream just i
>>> double trouble for san francisco's muni tonight. problems below ground, and above delay tens of thousands of passengers during the evening commute. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. and electrical problem has stopped all muni service in san francisco. the problem started right at the height of the evening commute. so far, it's unknown if the problem can be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as
the bay right now. i have reports out in the avenues of san francisco. light sprinkles. we've had rain in santa rosa at this hour. we have the radar sweeps going. you can see light showers now showing up. it's very widely scattered. let's go over to this area, downtown oakland you have some light showers right now on 880 up in the oakland hill area you have some showers as well. it's widely scattered but here's the deal. this is just the leading edge of this deal. so there's more coming and it will have an impact on that morning compute. so we'll have all those details when we see you again. >>> repairs to that gaping sink hole are being repaired tonight. as loraine blanco reports, instead of taking months it should take a couple of weeks. >> reporter: instead of christmas joy construction noise. it's been a busy day since winter storms left a massive sink hole two sundays ago. the combination of high water levels and a clogged drain opened up a sink hole. now the goal is a few weeks thanks to a contractor specializes on emergency repairs. >> reporter: the company is known for their qu
francisco, and 152% in san jose. do you remember last year at this time? we were at about 35 to 40% of rainfall average. okay, so how does it plan out here in the next few days? another weather system is headed our way. that's what i'm going to talk about at 10:20 when i come back. the latest computer model teed up and ready to go. we'll talk about how much more is behind it. see you back here. >>> the trek to and from tahoe was anything but smooth sailing today. coming up in 14 minutes why officials say it wasn't the snow slowing everything down. >> at ktvu.com, look for the link to stormtracker 2 at the top of the page. we also posted updates on the ktvu.com channel 2 facebook page. >>> holiday sales slumped nationwide. and there might be more than one reason for the poor numbers. eric rasmussen is live with the mixed reports he heard from retailers, and shoppers. >> reporter: ken, we can tell you there's been no shortage of foot traffic here in downtown walnut creek. one local retailer told me a late rally before christmas saved his season. but it at least appears a lot of peopl
out of san francisco where four pedestrians were injured when they tried to get out of the way of a speeding vehicle. it happened at 10:00 tonight at the city's twin looking points. four people werewalking when a driver came speeding down the road near that look out point. several people had to jump out of the k rail to get away. two of them had to be taken to the hospital, two of them possibly in critical condition. a witness on the scene told ktvu four people were detained. he said he saw four people in handcuffs while a fourth was injured. we will bring you a live update just as soon as we can get more information. >>> now to solano county where a hit-and-run driver killed a man and his dog today. we're going to eric rasmussen who has the story. >> reporter: one neighbor told me she saw the tire tracks but saw no man and no suspect. >> they were going too far for the neighborhood. left him for dead, did not stop. >> reporter: kevin bowl was walking his own dogs when he got the word. his long time friend and neighbor thomas had been hit at the intersection of sutter and 11th
>>> the san francisco health department issues a warning to gay men about the spread of a communicable disease. good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it is a meningitis outbreak but it's not happening here. still the health center takes it serious enough to issue a warning. >> reporter: they say an unusually high number of meningitis cases have been reported until the brooklyn area and it's affecting gay men. san francisco may be thousands of miles from the big apple but health officials here worry that a quick plane ride might land bay area travelers right in the heart of meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york
channel 2 news. >>> the wet weather is causing up to 2 hour delays at san francisco international airport. officials say 2 million people are expected to pass through between now and january 6. long with the rain, clouds and winds are to blame for the delays. one family is taking the delays in stride as they waited for their son. >> this is his first christmas he has been gone. graduated in june. gone since august. so first time back and home so we have friends here. >> as you can see it was a very happy reunion. sfo recorded more than 100 cancellations. there are changes to airport security screening. children 12-0 and 77 and older will be able to pass through metal detectors several times to eliminate the need for pat downs and passengers can now carry on pies and fruitcakes. for those traveling to the sierra today it was slow going. chains were required on highway 50 and interitate 80 -- interstate 80. coming up in 10 minutes a live update on the conditions there and we will tell you about a death today at a ski resort. >>> a woman has died from that hit and run on twin peaks that we b
in san francisco. firefighters say the call came in about 8:15. when they arrived, they found smoke in the building. they evacuated the building as they searched for the cause. within a few minutes, they were able to locate the source of the smoke. it was a fire inside a restaurant. shoppers were allowed back in. >>> two pedestrians were badly injured in oakland this evening, near lake merritt. police say both were taken to the hospital. one in critical condition, the other with serious injuries. they were in the crosswalk of grand avenue when they were hit at 20 minutes until 7:00. there was a prius on the scene with the front bumper damaged. >>> protesters calling for the immediate closing of a 7- eleven. the store sits on the former site of a deli that closed down in august of 2010. protesters say because of city zoning laws, the site should have reverted back to residential zoning after the deli closed. >> that 7-eleven has parachuted in against the city's own laws. that's why we're here. we believe the city has actually not followed its own laws. >> the mayor of san mateo says
down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dropped today wit
-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have b
the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. >>> a number of trees toppled. in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. >>> also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. >>> we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulations just from this morning's rain showers. you se
the lucky ones who found a room at the hamilton family center in san francisco. as the temperature drops the director says it's heart breaking to have to turn away hundreds of other families who need help. >> very often they're out in cars, or they're doubled up in situations that they shouldn't be in. >> reporter: the hamilton center has 70 rooms, all full with nearly 250 homeless families on the wait list. >> they have children with them. >> reporter: continuing unemployment and high rents in the city make it especially difficult for families to find permanent housing. >> they often have to move out of the city because the rents are so high here now. >> reporter: just started a job at a barbershop and his family east christmas wish is to leave the shelter soon. the center is trying to raise donations so that they can help even more families through this holiday season. in san francisco, jana ktvu channel 2 news. >> as i pointed out it's cold out there right now. it is 42 degrees in mountain view. 41 in san jose. how cold is it going to get? 39 degrees. napa and santa rosa, in the low 3
on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bittersweet. >> reporter: at last the court will address the issue but the outcome might go against gay marriage. >> >> reporter: he has been fighting fighting fighting for -- gay marriage since 2004 and he supported a berkeley couple who launched the prop 8 challenge. >> we will be on the right side of history.
just moved here from san francisco. >> a little small quiet town, the burbs, just something nice, quiet. a little scary knowing something is going on. >> reporter: police say they will be reviewing school security cameras and police also say they might be able to get fingerprints from the device found today which could lead them to the device maker. ken wayne, ktvu news. >>> a police chase has ended with a crash and two people headed to the hospital. oakland police say it began at 8:00 when they tried to stop this black car. officers say it was reported as a stolen vehicle. the driver took off and within minutes crashed into a mazda and crashed into a fence. the driver in the mazda and the driver of the black car were both taken to the hospital. the injuries we are told are not considered life threatening. >>> now to san francisco where we have learned the identity of a pedestrian that was hit and killed. the driver was hit by a white dodge truck. police say he is cooperating. paramedics were unable to revive the victim. he was 75-year-old wen. >>> in walnut creek, crews are working a
pass. this system is going to ramp up. there's san francisco with a few showers. what we're seeing now it's not a big deal. by the time we get to the morning it's going to increase but it is the morning commute. i'll see you back here in just a little bit. >>> and stay with us for continuing coverage in 12 minutes we're going to take you to the banks of the river still saturated by all the rain. at 10:20, bill comes back with tomorrow's forecast. at 10:45 he'll go beyond tomorrow and tell us about a significant change coming up during the weather. >>> disturbing new information has surfaced tonight regarding the kidnapping and rape of an autistic teenage girl who walked away from a group home in oakland. ktvu's heather holmes is live at opd headquarters and tells us how police tracked down the alleged attacker and what she's learned about the man's past. heather. >> reporter: police tell me that surveillance cameras at the fruitvale station caught the man and they knew he was their suspect. so when he showed back in the area on sunday officers arrested him and these court documents tha
is not the day for that discussion, debra villalon live in san francisco with all those who say now is the time to have that talk. >> reporter: well this is 101 california, the high rise where almost 20 years ago a crazed gunman killed eight and wounded six. then as now there are calls for change. >> i don't think today is that day. >> reporter: when is the day to talk gun reform? mark kelly, married to congresswoman giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was shot. >> reporter: activist mindy fikelstein was surrounded by children when a man opened fire. >> the problem is too many guns. people who shouldn't get their hands on gun have the ability to do so. >> reporter: the pistols used today a glock and a sig. and connecticut like california has strict rules. >> the united states, 8,400 deaths a year due to gun violence. we have got to do something about it. and congress has go
to work 170 years to get what the ceo makes in one year. >> reporter: live in san francisco i'm john sasaki. >>> new developments as police sergeant has been placed on administrative leave. this after we showed you a facebook video. it was supposedly shot from a lamborghini. the sergeant e-mailed us saying he was not driving 100 miles per hour. and the comments that everybody in the car was drunk was quote tongue and chief. >>> there's word that nadia lochlear's claim has expired. she is the wife of estranged husband who has filed for divorce. >>> graffiti threats against a teacher popped up at three different south bay hospital and were aimed against a teacher at mono monte vista. >> students showed us the message targeting a teacher. >> i was shocked i was so shocked. he's a nice teacher. he doesn't deserve something like this. >> as a precaution, authorities shut down monte vista. but after hours of searching, bomb sniffing dogs found nothing. in the meantime they have stepped up security for the teacher who they are not mailing for his deputies. >> we have a couple of deputies wh
sets in. right now it's 46 degrees in san francisco. and the temperature gauge is moving toward freezing. we have team coverage on this cold weather. ktvu chief meteorologist bill martin will show us which spots are the coldest but first to ken wayne in napa county where a freeze warning is posted for overnight, ken. >> reporter: julie, calastoga is one of the coldest places in the area. but as you can see from all the steam it's also one of the hottest spots. the water literally boils out of the ground at indian springs resorts bubbling to the surface at 212 degrees. it cools to 102 by the time it reaches this massive outdoor pool. >> you see where i'm at? >> reporter: these women traveled from the northwest coast to find refuge here. >> i am going to try to stay in the warm water as long as i can. >>> plumber ryan hermes was getting ready for a long night ahead. >> it's going to be a cold night. last year it was pretty bad. we had a lot of cracked pipes. >> reporter: he offers this advice, cover them or turn them off. >> that's what happens when the water stops moving it'll st
st. anthony's. the team and coaches will help serve 4,000 meals today they are in san francisco to play in the craft fight hunger bowl. >> we're excited to come here, play in the bowl game. but i think scenes like these will last much more longer than the football game. >> reporter: the generosity at st. anthony's is echoed at glide memorial church. here the navy's opponent the team from arizona state university did their part. >> it's awesome to be able to come and help people out here. >> reporter: glide too served thousands of people on this christmas day as it does every day of the year but the money donated for the holidays and their volunteers are not seen often. >> we're going to put a dent on this lack of money and participation of people wanting to do what's right and what's righteous and loving and generous and kind. >> reporter: guide says it had plenty of volunteers to prepare and serve food but what it says it needs is for volunteers tomorrow, next week, next month and next year once the christmas spirit has faded. >>> u.s. troops shared a christmas meal thousands
's worth a try. nothing else has worked so far. reporting live here. >>> the city of san francisco is now facing a lawsuit alleging five police officers conducted improper searches. john burress filed suit on behalf of three people who said they were wrongfully arrested last year at the henderson hotel in the tenderloin. they say police officers claimed they had permission to conduct searches but say they were seen on surveillance video using a master key. >>> we are learning about a construction worker who died. today he was identified as 51- year-old jose plancarte. he died after falling from a platform yesterday. cal osha is investigating. >>> police are identifying a boy who was killed on christmas eve. the crash killed 11-year-old kendrick ing and his 25-year- old cousin from southern california. the driver of the dodge is under arrest on charges of vehicle manslaughter. police are investigating his possible ties to a gang shooting earlier that day. >>> thousands of californians who paid interest rates to a major paycheck lender are due to receive some money back. >> check and go, on
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